Sandy Creek Marina

Shack 512

The best food on Lake Travis with American Southern flair

Breakfast, lunch and dinner with a spectacular view

Unwind, refuel, and ignite your senses at Shack 512, your lakeside escape offering panoramic views and American Southern cooking that makes for the best food on Lake Travis. Dine on our expansive outdoor deck, where the clear waters of Lake Travis meet the rolling Texas Hill Country. Accessible by land or by boat with plenty of public boat parking, and a short scenic drive outside the city limits for Austin adventurers, Shack 512 is the perfect place to relax after a day on the water.

Savor our menu of slow-cooked ribs, chargrilled burgers and eggs Benedict Texas-style for the brunch folks, showcasing the freshest flavors of Central Texas. From a morning fuel-up of chickens and waffles to mouthwatering seafood at sunset, each bite is a celebration of flavorful comfort at Lake Travis.

Reserve for casual lakefront meals and cold drinks in the setting sun

Getting ready for a morning fishing for largemouth bass at Sandy Creek shares one thing in common with cruising leisurely through the ripples with tubes and floats: they both involve a memorable meal at Shack 512.

Give us a call at 512-547-7610 and we will be glad to set you up a table for your group. Reservations for parties larger than 10 cannot be held if you are 25 minutes late. Please contact us if there is an issue with your reservation.

Private events at Lake Travis

Planning a special event? Let Shack 512’s breathtaking backdrop and high-quality service elevate your next gathering. Birthdays, weddings, or simply a get-together with loved ones – our private event space ensures a good time. Have something special in mind? Tell us about it, and we’ll be glad to cater for your event.


Rock out with live music and exciting events throughout the season at Shack 512, your go-to spot for lakeside dining and entertainment on Lake Travis.

Check out our website regularly for the latest happenings!

Seasonal Closure: Remember! We close seasonally for the winter. Check the Shack 512 Facebook page for seasonal updates.

“No Customer Leaves Unhappy” at Shack 512

At Shack 512, we take pride in exceeding expectations. “No customer leaves unhappy,” is not just a motto, but a promise. Our friendly and attentive staff is dedicated to making your visit unforgettable. But incredible service is only half the deal.

Our meticulously crafted menu features thoughtfully prepared dishes made with high-quality, unique ingredients. We cut no corners, ensuring every bite is the absolute best food you’ll find on Lake Travis.

Our Story

We started out strong, but hey, every restaurant hits a bump in the road sooner or later. Back in October 2018, the Austin area got slammed with an unprecedented amount of rain, the worst they had ever seen. That meant bad news for us – the water level on Lake Travis shot up at flash flood proportions. We had to grab what we could and get out of there quickly. Our place was underwater for days, all the way up to the roof!

Once the water finally went down, we had a big decision to make. Do we give up on this place we poured our heart and soul into? Or do we pick ourselves up and keep going with the dream we started for everyone who comes here? We decided to fight for it. It wasn’t easy. It was months of hard work, putting in crazy hours.

But it was worth it, and we’re darn proud we didn’t give up.

Friends, family and strangers who became friends all supported us as we renovated Shack 512. This sense of united resilience now makes up the foundation of the endearing community and lakefront culture that exists here now. We’d like to thank everyone who has supported us in the past, and thank all of you in advance who will visit in the future.

We sincerely hope you have a lasting memorable experience with us.